THE AVENUE AUGUST 30, 2010
In an item hooked to legal challenges to California high speed rail being made by some Bay Area cities outside San Francisco, Streetsblog links to a bicycling blog trumpeting Paul Weyrich’s work on transit. Yes, that Paul Weyrich, co-founder of both the Heritage Foundation and the Moral Majority.
Weyrich’s work anticipates all the arguments of the professional anti-transit gadflies who, for a fee, appear in cities around the country to argue against whatever transit proposal happens to be on the ballot. (See Rubin, Tom and O’Toole, Randal.)
Co-authored with William Lind, Weyrich’s classic “Twelve Anti-Transit Myths: A Conservative Critique” is worth reading in full.